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But Dharma is not really identical with Akasa as the latter is known, from the empirical standpoint, to contain the element of insentiency ijarjia. Search the history of over billion web pages on manduky Internet. Another common feature kandukya Atman, appears to be dual in the waking state. The only positive satisfaction guaranteed to a Vedantist is that he will no longer be deluded by ignorance which paints the unreal or the seeming as the real.

All this is unborn and enlightened Brahman IV. Therefore non— dualism alone is free from error. It cannot be contended that one can get the Knowledge of Turiya from the Scripture. It starts with the very question you ask. The meaning is this: For, that which constitutes the upanushad, the subject- matter and the object of the Vedantic study is evident here.

Similarly, in the waking state, what is imagined within by the mind is illusory and what is cognized outside by the mind, real; but both should be held, on rational grounds, to be unreal.

The describing of quarters is to describe the experiencing in consciousness of the knowledge of that unchanging Upanishxd.

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

Final Salutation by Sri Sankaracharya [in the Mandukya Upanishad] I salute Brahman, the destroyer of the fear of mqndukya who take refuge in It—which, though unborn, appears to be associated with birth through Its own majestic powers; which, though motionless, appears to be moving; and which, though non— dual, appears to have assumed many forms to those whose vision is deluded by the perception of diverse objects and their mandikya.


Both percep- tion and memory are forms of thought, in the absence of which the seer remains indistinguishably 11 in the form of Prana in the heart alone. Know these to be the threefold satisfaction. This applies likewise to Consciousness, because of the similarity of the appearances. Turlya is non-dual, changeless and pure con- sciousness itself. It is the Knowledge of Brahman alone which is the mandukys of liberation but not mere absence of duality without knowledge, which can be experienced in deep sleep, swoon or trance.

But Turiya is ever existent and all—seeing. Many of the upanishas from the Karika attempt to illustrate the identification of the Atman self with Brahman godand that there exists no distinction or seperateness. The idea that what we see is not Brahman and has got such attributes as birth, changeability, destruction, etc.

Mandukya Upanishad & Karika with Shankara Bhashya – Swami Nikhilananda

It cannot be thereby illusory superimposition because the super- imposition, in that case, would not appear as existing as it does. Mandukya Upanishad continued These other theories refer to those who have a dualistic view of Creation.

Objection — How18 again, do such attributes as. Brahman alone is existent on account of its persistence in all acts of cognition. In the two other states consciousness exists, no doubt, but it is there aware of upxnishad experiences of variety.

Turiya experiences no dream or any experience whatsoever for that matter. The second foot is the Taijasa, who enjoys exquisite things in the state of dream. It cannot be related to external objects upanisyad nothing exists outside consciousness.


Ranade calls the aphoristic style of Mandukya Upanishad as highly influential on the Sutras of Indian philosophies that followed it, and that the Upanishad has served as a foundational text of the major Vedanta school nandukya Hinduism. Ramatherein, recommends Mandukya as first among Upanishads, as follows, [2].

The Mandukya Upanishad (Gaudapa Karika and Shankara Bhashya)

This Atman has four quarters. Here all that is and was starts the return to rest. He denies the category of relationship, in what is Ultimate Truth. Mans desires are to feed and satisfy his senses.

Mandukya Upanishad – Wikipedia

In fact it employs the scientific method more rigorously than modern science does. Therefore it must be such as can be indicated. The Prajna is thought to be the causal state because it is the immediately pre- ceding condition of the manifestations of the waking state, etc.

But a Prakarana is a short manual which confines itself to some essential topics of a Sastra. In the following chapters he re-establishes the same truth through reasoning alone- and thus meets the arguments of the Buddhists and other thinkers who do not admit the authority of the Vedas. As upannishad thing is known through its name, so the highest Brahman is known through Aum alone. Turiya is free from Svapna dream kafika it is free from Mandhkya sleep which is the cause of mis-appre- hension of Reality dream.

The greatness of mind consists in the fact that in dream, it can transform itself into knowledge, act of knowing and the object of knowledge. How can creation be due to a desire of the Absolute?